9780822357056-0822357054-Land's End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier

Land's End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier

ISBN-13: 9780822357056
ISBN-10: 0822357054
Author: Li, Tania Murray
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780822357056
ISBN-10: 0822357054
Author: Li, Tania Murray
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Li, Tania Murray wrote Land's End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier comprising 240 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822357054 and 9780822357056. Since then Land's End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.29 or rent at the marketplace.

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Drawing on two decades of ethnographic research in Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tania Murray Li offers an intimate account of the emergence of capitalist relations among indigenous highlanders who privatized their common land to plant a boom crop, cacao. Spurred by the hope of ending their poverty and isolation, some prospered, while others lost their land and struggled to sustain their families. Yet the winners and losers in this transition were not strangers—they were kin and neighbors. Li's richly peopled account takes the reader into the highlanders' world, exploring the dilemmas they faced as sharp inequalities emerged among them.

The book challenges complacent, modernization narratives promoted by development agencies that assume inefficient farmers who lose out in the shift to high-value export crops can find jobs elsewhere. Decades of uneven and often jobless growth in Indonesia meant that for newly landless highlanders, land's end was a dead end. The book also has implications for social movement activists, who seldom attend to instances where enclosure is initiated by farmers rather than coerced by the state or agribusiness corporations. Li's attention to the historical, cultural, and ecological dimensions of this conjuncture demonstrates the power of the ethnographic method and its relevance to theory and practice today.

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